domenica 14 febbraio 2010

Nunzio Rotondo - Italian Jazz of the Roaring 50's


Nunzio Rotondo (Palestrina, Rome, 1924/ Rome 2009, September 15), a trumpeter and composer, is considered one of the most important Italian jazz musicians.

In 1949 he formed the Hot Club Rome sextet with Franco Raffaelli (alto saxophone), Ettore Crisostomi (piano), Carlo Pes (guitar), Carletto Loffredo (bass) and Gilberto "Gil" Cuppini (drums). In the 1950s, he would also be involved in some of the earliest recordings of Bebop in Italy.

On the night of March 29th, 1952 Rotondo was introduced by Charles Delaunay for his debut performance at the Salon du Jazz, the Salle Pleyel, the same stage that had hosted musicians such as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. He began recording in the 1950s with Gino Marinacci, Aurelio Ciarallo, Vittorio Paltrinieri, Romano Mussolini, Roberto Nicolosi, Berto Pisano, Giancarlo Barigozzi and Pepito Pignatelli, among others. He would also join the ranks of Italian jazz musicians whose music appeared on the Columbia label in the United States.

During the 1960s he took a break from performing and recording, instead working on Radio Rai with Franco D'Andrea, Mal Waldron, Gato Barbieri, Maurizio Majorana, Dodo Goya, Roberto Podio, Pierre Favre and Franco Tonani. He also worked with Piero Piccioni on soundtrack projects and TV documentaries.

In the early 1970s, he returned to live performing with a new quintet that included Enzo Scoppa (tenor saxophone), D'Andrea (piano), Bruno Tommaso (bass) and Franco Mondini (drums).
In his later years, Nunzio's live performances became more and more rare outside of radio performances.


Credits:

Nunzio Rotondo Vol.1

Label: COLUMBIA
Catalog# CPSQ 542
Format: LP
Country: Italy

Recorded in Milan 1952/1953


Tracklisting:

Side A

A1) Move (Denzil Best)
A2) There's A Small Hotel (Rodgers - Hart)
A3) Quarter (Rotondo)
A4) These Coolish Things (Rotondo)
A5) Stelle Filanti (Rotondo)
A6) You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots)

Sestetto Nunzio Rotondo dell'Hot Club di Roma
Nunzio Rotondo (tp), Franco Raffaelli (alto sax),
Ettore Crisostomi (piano), Carlo Pes (guitar),
Carlo Loffredo (bass), Gil Cuppini (drums)

Recorded in Milan 1952, March 27


Side B

B1) Pol City (Rotondo)
B2) Embraceable You (Gershwin)
same personell and date of side A

B3) Cool, Please (Rotondo)
B4) Obsession in E Flat (Rotondo)
B5) Cool Feeling (Rotondo)

Nunzio Rotondo and his Cool Stars
Nunzio Rotondo (tp), Gino Marinacci (tenor sax),
Aurelio Ciarallo (bass clarinet), Franco De Masi (french horn),
Vittorio Paltrinieri (piano, organ),
Tonino Ferrelli (bass), Gil Cuppini (drums)

Recorded in Milan 1953, March 7

B6) Music For Nobody (Rotondo)
B7) Fine and Dandy (James - Swift)

Nunzio Rotondo and his Cool Stars
Nunzio Rotondo (tp), Aurelio Ciarallo (bass clarinet),
Vittorio Paltrinieri (piano, organ), Tonino Ferrelli (bass),
Gil Cuppini (drums)

Recorded in Milan 1953, March 9

4 commenti:

  1. ma si puo` ripostare che megaupload no esiste piu`

    RispondiElimina
  2. certo che potresti anche rispondere!!!!!!!!!
    se fosse possibile rifare l'upload di nunzio rotondo vol. 1

    RispondiElimina
  3. Ascolta anonimo, con tutto il rispetto che c'è:

    apprezzo i tuoi passaggi e la tua "smania" d'ascolto, è per questa urgenza di condivisione che tengo aperto il blog, ma forse dimentichi che sei quì come ospite, tra l'altro in forma anonima, appunto, per cui accontentati di quello che trovi e che è offerto dalla casa, per il menù "à la carte" esistono siti a pagamento.

    Insomma, come sempre farò il possibile, ma nel rispetto dei miei tempi, sperando di averti ancora tra i lettori, ma non tra quelli rompipalle.

    alla prossima.

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. chiedo scusa era solo smania di ascolto e tra poco non saro' piu' anonimo

      Elimina